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2017 All Environment Key Votes

Top Trending Pages on Votesmart.org

 The 2016 Election is over, but things are not quiet in politics! Citizens have been busy using votesmart.org to find out what their officials and candidates have been up to.

We went through our website and pulled our most viewed webpages from over the past month, to give you an idea of the topics that seem to be sparking the interest of our users.

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Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
June 14, 2017 RI S 112A Expands Renewable Energy Growth Program Bill Passed - House (72 - 0)
May 24, 2017 National HR 953 Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House
May 11, 2017 RI S 112A Expands Renewable Energy Growth Program Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 3)
April 24, 2017 NC SB 434 Amends Local Riparian Buffer Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 31)
April 13, 2017 MT SB 299 Requires Public Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (34 - 16)
April 11, 2017 MT SB 299 Requires Public Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals Bill Passed - House (65 - 65)
April 10, 2017 OR SB 3 Establishes Restrictions on Suction Mining Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 9)
April 6, 2017 CA SB 1 Increases Gas and Vehicle Taxes to Pay for Road and Bridge Repairs Bill Passed - House (54 - 26)
April 6, 2017 CA SB 1 Increases Gas and Vehicle Taxes to Pay for Road and Bridge Repairs Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 11)
April 5, 2017 WI SB 76 Reduces Regulations of High-Capacity Water Wells Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 13)
March 31, 2017 MT HB 622 Revises Programs, Funds, and Regulations Related to Invasive Species Bill Passed - House (100 - 0)
March 30, 2017 National HR 1431 EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (229 - 193)
March 30, 2017 OH HB 114 Revises Energy Efficiency Provisions Bill Passed - House (65 - 31)
March 29, 2017 National HR 1430 Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (228 - 194)
March 27, 2017 MD HB 1325 Prohibits Fracking Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 10)
March 22, 2017 ID H 274 Establishes the Office of Administrator of Invasive Species Policy Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 3)
Feb. 17, 2017 National PN 44 Nomination of Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Nomination Confirmed - Senate (52 - 46)
Feb. 16, 2017 National PN 44 Nomination of Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Cloture Invoked - Senate (54 - 46)
Feb. 8, 2017 UT HCR 12 Recommends Executive Action to Reduce the Boundaries of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (25 - 4)
Feb. 3, 2017 UT HCR 11 Recommends Executive Action to Rescind Bears Ears National Monument Designation Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (22 - 6)
Jan. 31, 2017 UT HCR 12 Recommends Executive Action to Reduce the Boundaries of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Joint Resolution Passed - House
Jan. 31, 2017 UT HCR 11 Recommends Executive Action to Rescind Bears Ears National Monument Designation Joint Resolution Passed - House (60 - 14)
Jan. 17, 2017 NY S362 Prohibits Tax on Merchandise Bags Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 18)

About the Selection and Description of Key Votes

Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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